Report a homophobic act
You can also make an anonymous report by telephone, email or standard mail:
1 888 505-1010 ou 514 866-0103
C.P. 1006, succ. C
Montréal (Québec) H2L 4V2
The Registry is a means of collecting information on all homophobic acts. It gathers data about homophobic acts without requiring victims or witnesses to identify themselves. Thus, the Registry is anonymous and confidential, and it will help measure the extent of problem, develop effective prevention tools and awareness programs, as well as inform victims of their rights and the resources available to them.
The Registry is a Gai Écoute initiative, in collaboration with Fondation Émergence. The ministère de la Justice of Québec’s Bureau de lutte contre l’homophobie supports the project financially.
Any negative attitude leading to the direct or indirect rejection of or discrimination against gays, lesbians, bisexuals, transsexuals and transgenders, or any person whose appearance or behaviour does not conform to that of masculine and feminine stereotypes.
An act of homophobia is a negative manifestation by people defined as homophobic, no matter the form or level of severity: a gesture, a word, a note, a sign, a comment, a drawing, physical or verbal violence, etc.
Physical violence, harassment, profane or defamatory libels and hate propaganda based on sexual orientation are criminal offences.
These acts of homophobia must be reported in the Registry, but it is also important to report them to the police or the InfoCrime services:
Infocrime Montréal : 514 393-1133 ou www.infocrimemontreal.ca
Infocrime Québec : 1 800 711-1800 ou www.infocrime.org
People who wish to make an official complaint about an act of homophobia and have a follow-up on their case must contact the appropriate public authorities.
- In the case of an act of homophobia that is considered to be discriminatory under the Quebec Charter of Human Rights and Freedoms:
Commission des droits de la personne et des droits de la jeunesse.
- In the case of an act of homophobia that is considered to be discriminatory under federal authority, Canadian public service, or Canadian jurisdiction businesses:
Canadian Human Rights Commission.
- In the case of an act of homophobia committed by an electronic media:
Canadian Radio-Television and Telecommunications Commission
Canadian Broadcasts Standards Council.
- In the case of an act of homophobia committed by a journalist:
Quebec Press Council.
- In the case of an act of homophobia in the form of harassment in the workplace:
your union or the Labour Standards Commission.
The Registry gathers data about homophobic acts without requiring victims or witnesses to identify themselves.
The form is sent via an address that does not identify the person who has sent it. An automatic receipt notification is generated by the computer system.
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